Dr. James M. Lin, MD

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Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery • Male

12 Upper Ragsdale Dr # A
Monterey, CA 93940
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Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System
450 E Romie Ln
Salinas, CA 93901
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
23625 Holman Hwy
Monterey, CA 93940

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Monterey Spine and Joint
Monterey office
12 Upper Ragsdale Dr # A
Monterey, CA 93940
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    Dr. Lin's Experience

    Dr. Lin's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
    • Bone and Joint Replacement
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
    • Cyst Aspiration
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Surgery
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Cyst
    • Finger Amputation
    • Finger Joint Fusion
    • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Care
    • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand Reconstruction
    • Hand Surgery
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    • Hand Tendon Repair
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Joint Drainage
    • Joint Replacement, Small-Bone
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Surgery
    • Needle Aponeurotomy
    • Nerve Reconstruction
    • Nerve Release
    • Nerve Surgery
    • Neuroplasty
    • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Wrist Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon and Bursa Injection
    • Tendon Surgery
    • Tendon Transfer
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Replacement
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Arthritis
    • Arthritis of the Hand
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Finger
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complex Fractures
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Distal Radius Fracture
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Fracture
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
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    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Contracture
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Shoulder Diseases
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Fractures
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Skin Cancer
    • Spine Disorders
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Tendon Injuries
    • Tendonitis
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
    • Ulnar Neuropathy
    • Wrist Fracture
    • Wrist Injuries
    • Wrist Pain
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    Background Check for Dr. Lin

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Univ At Buffalo Sch Of Med and Biomedical Sci SUNY
    Graduated in 2003

    Residency Hospital

    Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Baylor College Of Medicine
    Complete in 2008

    Fellowship Hospital

    Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, Baylor College Of Medicine, Dept. Of Plastic Surgery
    Complete in 2009

    Memberships & Professional Affiliations

    Professional Affiliations

    California Orthopaedic Association , Member
    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Lin & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Dr. Lin's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

    • Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

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    • 2 reviews

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    5 out of 5
    - in SALINAS CA. |

    MY EXPERIENCE WITH DR.LIN WAS GREAT. A DAY AFTER MY SURGEREY I WAS ABLE TO USE MY HAND.HE IS THE BEST.

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    5 out of 5
    - in Carmel Valley, CA |

    What a great doctor. He repaired my right ring finger to it's normal function. Timely and efficiently.

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    Monterey Spine and Joint
    Monterey office
    12 Upper Ragsdale Dr # A
    Monterey, CA 93940
    (831) 648-7200 (Office)
    (831) 648-7204 (Fax)
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